Mirza Nasrullah Khan


Nasrollah Khan began his career as a writer. He had a small office near the government building, and wrote letters and petitions for the illiterate. By the most personally handed over by him letters and petitions he came into contact with the rich and powerful of his time. He married the daughter of a wealthy businessman. The marriage produced two sons Hassan and Hossein emerged. His sons Pirnia Hossein and Hassan Pirnia would later actively participate in the Constitutional Revolution in Iran, and as deputy prime minister and play a significant role in Iranian politics.

Nasrollah Khan was private secretary to the foreign minister at the court of Naser al -Din Shah and became over time a wealthy man.

On 29 July 1906 he took over the office of the Prime Minister and worked with a set of Muzaffar al-Din Shah bodies, which his son Hassan belonged, the first electoral law and the constitution of Iran. The Basic Law was then placed solemnly into force on 6 August 1906. Prime Minister Nasrollah Khan moshir al Dowleh stated that Iran was still an absolutist, Islamic Monarchy ( maschrueh ), the Shah could decide alone and only work laws, the Parliament but could not put into effect. The Parliament rejected the statement from the Prime Minister, however, and began to develop independently laws and adopt. Tehran thousands gathered outside the Parliament, to demonstrate for a constitutional monarchy ( maschruteh ) and a nation-state.

After the death of Muzaffar al-Din Shah Mohammed Ali Shah took over the regency. He set up an expert commission to prepare a supplement to the Constitution, in order to clarify the form of government of Iran final. Nasrollah Khan was now resigned in favor of Ali Asghar Khan Atabak as Prime Minister. On 4 May 1907, the new prime minister Ali Asghar Khan Atabak presented his Cabinet to Parliament.

The dispute between the differing views of the forms of government escalated further. The cleric Sheikh Nuri Fazlollah demanded a clear commitment to maschrueh, the Islamic monarchy. He drafted a bill, after which a panel of experts from five clergy all bills of the Parliament then would have to check whether they comply with the Islamic principles. Should they violate this, the expert panel could declare them invalid. Nuri also requested that this provision must be enshrined in the Constitution as unalterable, that they must apply to the appearance of the hidden Imam and can not be invalidated by a parliamentary majority or even modified. On 15 June 1907, the proposal of Nuri was passed in Parliament after it had promised three days before that he stop his verbal attacks on the Parliament.

On August 31, 1907 Prime Minister Ali Asghar Khan Atabak was murdered and Nasrollah Khan moshir al Dowleh again took over the premiership. On October 7, 1907, the proposal was accepted Nuri's complement of the previous Constitution.

After his death, the end of September 1907, he inherited his title moshir al Dowleh to his eldest son Hassan.